Posted by Clement Idoko, Abuja | 12 July 2018 | 1,197 times
The Federal Government has banned the importation of trailers and tankers exceeding ten years from the date of manufacture into the country. The ban is with effect from January 1, 2020.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, who made this known in a statement in Abuja, indicated that this was part of the resolutions of the stakeholder’s forum he convened to address the menace of crashes involving haulage vehicles in Nigeria.
The government has also ordered the Federal Road Safety Corps and other relevant agencies to ensure enforcement of compulsory installation of standard speed limiters in all haulage vehicles.
There would also be mandatory certification of all haulage vehicles to be carried out twice in a year.
Arising from the recent Road Traffic Crash (RTC) on Otedola bridge of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway where over 55 vehicles were burnt and multiple fatalities recorded, the SGF convened a consultative forum of all stakeholders from the private sector and Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies on Monday 9th July 2018 in his office.
The objective of the forum was to evolve an all-inclusive strategy that will bring about a lasting solution to the menace of road traffic crashes involving haulage and other related vehicles on Nigerian roads.
•Excerpted from Tribune
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